Let’s face it, we all have our bad days. Whether it’s heartbreak or a disappointing mark on an essay, sometimes all we need is a feel-good song and a cocktail to drag us out of a funk. Here are 10 lift-me-up songs for when you’re feeling low AF!
1. I Don’t Care by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
The ultimate song of the summer, this hit will have you out of your low mood in no time at all. With its catchy beat and great vocals, it’s the perfect recipe for a lift-me-up song. Forget your troubles and stick on a bit of Ed Sheeran and JB!
2. Cocoon by Catfish and the Bottlemen
If you’re more of an indie chick, you can’t go wrong with a bit of Catfish and the Bottlemen. This song is super happy and will distract you from whatever it is you’re worrying about. Guaranteed you’ll be up off your feet and dancing around the room to this one.
3. Best Thing I Never Had by Beyoncé
Going through a breakup and need some powerful music to get by? Queen Bey is your answer. ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ is super empowering, and will make you forget all about whoever did you wrong. Listen to it, fix your crown and remember who you are.
4. Valerie by Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
If this isn’t one of your favourite songs, it definitely should be. There’s just something about Amy Winehouse’s vocals that makes you feel instantly cheerful when you hear them. ‘Valerie’ is a real winner when you need a little boost.
5. Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
Everyone knows this song. If you don’t, you’ve probably been living under a rock. When you’re feeling down and out, Katrina and the Waves will bring a little sunshine into your life to help you feel like yourself again.
6. No Time To Speak by Bear Driver
When you’re feeling low on motivation, sometimes all you need is a tune that will inspire you to keep going. That’s exactly what this song does. It’s like a shoulder to cry on, but also a straight-talking confidant telling you to get back up and chase your dreams.
7. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
Definitely one of the more uplifting songs from the Night Visions album, ‘It’s Time’ is a tune which reminds you it’s totally okay to be exactly who you are. If you’re feeling low on self-confidence, this song will reassure you that you’re good enough.
8. You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall and John Oates
An absolute banger, this song never gets old. ‘You Make My Dreams’ is one of those classic hits which is perfect for every mood, especially when you’re feeling low. It’s a reminder that things are not as bad as they seem, and to always look on the bright side of life.
9. Don’t Feel Like Crying by Sigrid
If you really don’t feel like sitting around the house being miserable, listen to this song by Sigrid. It’s the perfect remedy when you’re trying to get over someone. Time to stop wallowing in self-pity and get back in the game! Get up, get dressed and head on out!
10. Paradise by George Ezra
This is probably one of the happiest songs around, and will definitely pick you up if you’re feeling low. Let George Ezra cure your unhappiness with this punchy little tune. If you’re going through a rough spell with someone, this is the perfect anthem to persuade you to patch things up and move on, because life’s too short.